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Qualcomm Inc (NAS:QCOM)
Cash Flow from Operations
$5,998 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

Cash flow from operations refers to the cash brought in through a company’'s normal business operations. It is the cash flow before any investment or financing activities. It is the cash version of net income.

For the three months ended in Mar. 2015, Qualcomm Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $1,052 Mil. Its DDA was $304 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-2,307 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $0 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $249 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $44 Mil. In all, Qualcomm Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-658 Mil.


Definition

Cash flow from operations refers to the cash brought in through a company’'s normal business operations. It is the cash flow before any investment or financing activities. It is the cash version of net income.

Qualcomm Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as:

Qualcomm Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is

Qualcomm Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 2673 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1619 (Sep. 2014 ) + 2364 (Dec. 2014 ) + -658 (Mar. 2015 ) = $5,998 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Cash flow from operations contains six items:

1. Net Income From Continuing Operations:
Net Income From Continuing Operations indicates the net income that a firm brings in from ongoing business activities. These activities are expected to continue into the next reporting period. It excludes extraordinary items, income from the cumulative effects of accounting changes, non-recurring items, income from tax loss carry forward, and preferred dividends.

Qualcomm Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $1,052 Mil.

2. Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization:
Depreciation is a present expense that accounts for the past cost of an asset that is now providing benefits.
Depletion and amortization are synonyms for depreciation.
Generally:
• The term “depreciation” is used when discussing man made tangible assets
• The term “depletion” is used when discussing natural tangible assets
• The term “amortization” is used when discussing intangible assets

Qualcomm Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $304 Mil.

3. Change In Working Capital:
Working Capital is a measure of a company's short term liquidity or its ability to cover short term liabilities. It is defined as the difference between a company's current assets and current liabilities. Changes in Working Capital is reported in the cash flow statement since it is one of the major ways in which net income can differ from operating cash flow.

Qualcomm Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-2,307 Mil. It means Qualcomm Inc's working capital declined by $2,307 Mil from Dec. 2014 to Mar. 2015 .

4. Deferred Tax:
It is the cash flow generated from deferred tax.

Qualcomm Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0 Mil.

5. Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations:
Cash received by a company that comes from the sale of part of business.

Qualcomm Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0 Mil.

6. Stock Based Compensation:
It is a way corporations use stock options to reward employees. It provides executives and employees the opportunity to share in the growth of the company and, if structured properly, can align their interests with the interests of the company's shareholders and investors, without burning the company's cash on hand.

Qualcomm Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $249 Mil.

7. Cash Flow from Others:
These are cash differences caused by the change of inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivable etc. For instance, if a company pays its suppliers slower, its cash position will build up faster. If a company receives payments from its customers slower, its account receivables will rise, and its cash position will grow more slowly (or even shrink).

Qualcomm Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $44 Mil.


Related Terms

Net Income From Continuing Operations, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Change In Working Capital, Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations, Stock Based Compensation, Cash Flow from Others, Cash Flow from Investing


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Qualcomm Inc Annual Data

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2,1432,4703,3033,1601,5923,2474,2426,0596,8457,964
CF_DDA 2002723834566356661,0618971,0171,150
ChangeInWorkingCapital 15-1324-7083,993-46442-665-115-618
CF_DeferredTax 00000116-1,20439500
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 00005846128241,0351,1051,059
Cash Flow from Others 328524101650368-519-465-1,723-74-668
Cash Flow from Operations 2,6863,2533,8113,5587,1724,0764,9005,9988,7788,887

Qualcomm Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 1,9031,8631,5781,5011,8741,9592,2371,8941,9711,052
CF_DDA 241248255273272289292297287304
ChangeInWorkingCapital -498-12-125520505-50072-695-55-2,307
CF_DeferredTax 0000000000
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Stock Based Compensation 283267281274282250274253273249
Cash Flow from Others 46-15088-58-152-184-202-130-11244
Cash Flow from Operations 1,9752,2162,0772,5102,7811,8142,6731,6192,364-658
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